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Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

As research finds ransomware attacks against governments on the rise, the US Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on cities not to pay assailants after cyber-attacks.

Baltimore calls for federal emergency declaration after cyber attack

Baltimore calls for federal emergency declaration after cyber attack

City council president wants the federal government to have a larger supporting role in helping the city recover from the attack that disabled computer systems and key citizen services.

University initiative aims to help cities make data-driven change

University initiative aims to help cities make data-driven change

John Hopkins University in Baltimore is launching the Centres for Civic Impact which will help public organisations to use data and research to improve public life.

Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

Council announces the 10 finalists for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

The US Smart Cities Council said trends this year include a focus on regional collaboration and two finalists are trying to give their communities a second life.

Baltimore uses AWS CloudStart to help innovate

Baltimore uses AWS CloudStart to help innovate

The US city will use the cloud computing programme to support entrepreneurs and start-ups working on solutions that improve citizens’ quality of life

Turning Baltimore into a smart city

Turning Baltimore into a smart city

Project will produce alternative strategies for smart cities investments in west Baltimore